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So guys beware. As much as possible cross only on designated pedestrian crossings, and only when the right signal light is on. Even when there's no vehicles passing by, do not cross til the pedestrian signal light turns green. A friend was fined also for crossing a pedestrian lane but with red light on. Sometimes, police officers on duty are wearing civilian clothes. They are really on the "hunt." In 2012, there were about 45,000 cases of jaywalking listed by Dubai Police. "Too much jaywalking my friend!"
Just be patient and wait. I know we always prefer shortcuts than to walk longer paths, especially during noontime or during summer. But it's always better than paying minimum of AED200 fine and a police record. After all, it's for your safety.
Here's to looking forward for more ped xing and footbridges in Dubai.